Today the children will begin to look at how to use the Part Whole Model to solve simple addition problems. The focus of Share task is to ensure that children are aware that the whole represents the two parts combined. Share this picture with them and ask the following questions:
• Which are the parts? Which is the whole?
• How many are in each part? How many are in the whole?
Encourage children to create a part-whole model to represent something else they can see in the picture. They can use their cubes or counters for this.
Ask: Can you make a part-whole model for the clouds? What
are the parts representing? What is the whole representing?
Encourage children to tell the number story.